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Punjab Cong lambasts SAD

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Punjab Congress has on Wednesday lambasted SAD president Sukhbir Badal and his Union Minister wife Harsmirat Kaur Badal for their “immature and reckless assault” on Congress national vice-president Rahul Gandhi on the 1984 riots and drugs issues.

“AICC vice president’s speech in the University of Berkley, USA, had evidently ruffled many feathers, especially the BJP and its ally, the SAD, which are now trying to take refuge in frivolities and falsehoods. The attack mounted on Rahul by the SAD leaders came close on the heels of the BJP’s desperate attempt to counter the well-substantiated charges made by the Congress leader against it,” said Punjab Congress leaders, led by State president Sunil Jakhar, in a joint statement.

Congress leaders, including OP Soni, Raj Kumar Verka, Sukh Sarkaria, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Sukhpal Singh Bhullar, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Hardayal Singh Kamboj and Kuljit Singh Nagra, Kewal Singh Dhillon and several others, stated that Sukhbir and Harsmirat were clearly trying to come to the rescue of the rattled BJP, which was completely cornered by Rahul’s hard-hitting and on-the-face criticism of the party’s undemocratic functioning and sweeping failure on all major counts.

“The Badals seemed to have forgotten that their attempt to rake up 1984 riots issue during the Punjab assembly polls had completely backfired with the people seeing through the devious efforts of the BJP-SAD combine to divert public attention from the prevailing situation in the state,” said the leaders.a 




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